Epcots Flower Garden Festival Features New Outdoor Kitchens SpaceCoastDailycom

“Epcotu2019s Flower & Garden Festival Features New Outdoor Kitchens, Topiaries, Entertainment
By Space Coast Daily // February 28, 2017
90-day festival opens March 1
ABOVE VIDEO: Preview of whatu2019s new for 24th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA u2013 Celebrating 24 years when it kicks off March 1, 2017, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will jump-start spring with blooms aplenty and gardens of edibles including toothsome morsels from the new Northern Bloom and The Berry Basket Outdoor Kitchens.
A new, next-generation Belle topiary from u201cBeauty and the Beastu201d will debut in France, and a redesigned u201cCarsu201d play garden will introduce a colorful new character topiary sure to capture childrenu2019s imaginations.
The 90-day festival, open March 1-May 29, will feature an irresistible array of new gardens and character topiaries, popular entertainers and tasty food and drink offerings:
Fresh, farm-market food and beverage flavors will debut at the new Northern Bloom and The Berry Basket Outdoor Kitchens that will join 13 returning Outdoor Kitchens. Delectable chef-inspired bites from Northern Bloom include Seared Scallops with French Green Beans and Butter Potatoes with brown-butter vinaigrette and Applewood smoked bacon. A Maple Popcorn Shake for sipping can become an adult libation with the addition of some Crown Royal Maple Whiskey. At The Berry Basket, the Lamb Chop with Quinoa Salad and Blackberry Gastrique can pair with the new Founders Raubeaus Pure Raspberry Ale.
The new generation of princess topiaries (Snow White, A
a and Elsa u2013 the first to be designed and created with topiary facial features) will welcome a brand-new Belle topiary as fans remember her from the Oscar-wi
ing Disney film, u201cBeauty and the Beast.u201d Located outside the France Pavilion with the Beast topiary, Belle will come to life with sculpted facial features and her yellow ball gown created with golden blooming Josephu2019s Coat and Creeping Je
y plants.
Another festival first will be a 6-foot-tall topiary of Figment, the feisty dragon mascot of the parku2019s Imagination! Pavilion, perched atop a 5-foot-diameter ball fashioned from yellow Josephu2019s Coat.”

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